Of course an automatic Avia watch would be called an Avia-Matic – makes perfect sense! Model reference 15012.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
We have found an advert from 1961 for an Avia-Matic watch, and the movement used in this example, (which is different to the one on the advert) is listed as circa 1965. We have picked a mid point year as an estimated year of production.
Originally this sports watch was waterproof, anti magnetic and shockproof, so it is no wonder it had survived well (this was from an era before things became described resistant instead of proof). The case is all stainless steel, which is highly desirable as it will always stay looking good. Inside the screw down case back is an ETA 2472 25 jewel automatic wind movement, which semi quick set date, which is all working well. The silver dial is clean, and the hands straight with the tritium lume complete. The acrylic crystal has been polished to remove most of the scratches. The watch arrived on an expanding stretchy bracelet that was possibly original, but so dirty and quite small that we decided to replace it. This leather strap is new, and could be swapped for a different colour if preferred – this case and dial colourway means any colour strap looks good.
This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 36.0 mm
Width without crown 33.7 mm
Between lugs 18 mm
Lug to lug length 40.6 mm
Case Thickness 10.5 mm
All sizes are approximate.
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